Since hanging out our Real Estate shingle, I’ve had conversations with current and former associates in Tech (Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, LA…)
“Why Bandon?!” is a question, of course.
I’m describing Bandon’s attributes and techies are always concerned with the availability of high-speed internet for homes and businesses. I point out we have fiber access to the internet. To techies this is huge. Here’s a post about the subject:
The SF Bay area is known as the “Silicon Valley.” Not long ago the Eugene/Springfield region adopted calling themselves the “Silicon Shire” which takes after Tolkien’s Hobbit home in the famous Trilogy.
Rohan in the Tolkien Trilogy, is the region of the Horse People. Bandon is sort of a suburb of the Eug-field (or Spring-gene?) “Silicon Shire” corridor. So, I started referring to our high tech future as “Rohandon.” We in “Rohandon” after all, enjoy one of just two State Beach parks that provide horse-friendly facilities on the Oregon Coast.
Contacts in Portland, down to Eugene get it already.
If Eugene / Springfield is the “Silicon Shire” then we’re calling Bandon “Rohandon”.
Rohan in the Tolkien Trilogy is the home of the Horse People. Bandon, after all, has one of just two State Beach parks that provide horse-friendly facilities on the Oregon Coast.
Many businesses and homes in Bandon enjoy ‘Fiber to the ‘Net. And so Bandon is a great location for “connected” people and businesses to operate. As a point of reference, Bandon is a nearly equal distance drive to Seattle or San Francisco and the “Silicon Valley” where all this started.
According to Google Maps:
Seattle to Bandon: 7 h 54 min (419 miles)
San Francisco to Bandon: 8 h 44 min (527 miles)
With world-class internet access and top of the list Links style Golf … what a location for High Tech offices!
Bandon’s future businesses include: An Engineering bull-pen, a Tech Think Tank, or a Tech Hotel.
We think the likes of Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and others will find us ready to host and support them.
What’s Fiber Internet Access looks like? Look for the customary orange tube. It houses the fiber. This installation is operated by http://www.nationallight.net (formerly Comspan.) It’s one of two points of presence at this particular location. One on the cottage office and the other on the main residence at the property in NW. Bandon. To any information-age worker this kind of infrastructure is incredibly valuable.
If you’re a techie from the Bay Area, Portland or Seattle? Do you think you could work remotely from here? Yup.
The season finale’ wine and ‘nog walk will happen Saturday on December 9th from 3:30 to 5:30.
A Christmas parade will follow the walk as 5:30. Bandon friends and neighbors that might want to participate can call 201 704-0756 for details. There is a $100 cash award for this year’s grand prize winner.
Finally, City Manager Robert Mawson and the city electric crew have set up up the Community Christmas Tree. They were thwarted in their first attempt after Thanksgiving as they could not get the tree on the trailer. Here’s a post on that at the Greater Bandon Association’s blog: